Exchange Server

Posted on 2014-03-17
Last Modified: 2014-03-18

As i want to scan and De-Fragment the exchange server Database 2010. So please suggest me the step by step procedure to carry out the same. or else provide me link/ Pdf.

Thank you
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michaelalphi earned 150 total points
ID: 39936196
As per your requirement, this technet blog would be a good approach for you.
Please have a look at :

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by:Arjun Vyavahare
ID: 39936519

Using ESEUtil to Defrag an Exchange 2010 Mailbox Database:

Step1: Open the Exchange Management Shell and navigate to the folder containing the database file.

cd D:\Data\MB-HO-01

Step2:Dismount the mailbox database using following command:

Dismount-Database MB-HO-01

Step3: Now run ESEUtil to defrag the file and use below command:

D:\Data\MB-HO-01>eseutil /d MB-HO-01.edb /t\\testserver\defrag\temp.edb

After de-fragmentation completes.

Step4: Mount database again using below command:

mount-Database MB-HO-01

I hope this will help you.

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by:Seth Simmons
ID: 39936967
I would look at determining free space before planning an outage that may not be necessary.  If there is little white space in the database, running a defrag won't do anything for you.

How to Defrag an Exchange 2010 Mailbox Database
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Expert Comment

by:Simon Butler (Sembee)
ID: 39937385
Offline defrag of an Exchange 2010 database is neither recommended or required. It is not risk free and there are almost no situations where it is required. It isn't something that you must do.

If you have a lot of white space, then create a new database and move the users to it. Risk free and no downtime.


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ID: 39938877
nice one sir thank-you very much

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